Because of COVID, Christmas 2020 looked a little different this year, but we still had lots of different ways of engaging with this life changing story of HOPE, whether you are young or old, whether Christmas was easy or difficult for you this year. Details of our Christmas Services and other activities are given below.
Our Christmas leaflet can be downloaded here: Christmas 2020 leaflet.
The Malvern Nativity Trail
Journey through the Nativity Story from All Saints Church to St Andrew’s church with 9 different displays in different gardens with a video story at each. You will finish at our very own ‘selfie nativity’ scene at St Andrew’s where you can take your own nativity photo! Socially distanced fun for all the family!
Click here for more information and instructions for the Nativity Trail.
Advent Calendar of Hope
During this challenging season, which is going to be tough for so many, we have a daily story of Hope for you in our ’Online Advent Calendar of Hope.’ We’ love to invite you to watch and find ‘hope in the darkness.’
Click here to view the videos on the Advent Calendar
Our Christmas Services
Becaue of COVID, most of our services this year will be ONLINE Services for you to access from the website here, but we will be having a few ‘in person’ services which will have limited numbers which you can attend too. Our pre-recorded online services will be accessible at any time after the launch date, for you to watch at any time, a few services will be live online services on ZOOM. Our ‘in person’ services will require you to book in online (click here to go to our Christmas bookings page) or by phoning the church office (01684 576582).
‘Light in the Darkness’ – Available now – Click here to watch on YouTube
A reflective, pre-recorded Christmas Service for those who have lost loved ones or who find Christmas difficult – click here to watch. Will Christmas be a difficult time of year for you this year? This special service is a quieter service which acknowledges the many struggles people have at this season – grief, depression, separation, debt – and seeks to provide a more reflective space to find ‘Hope and light in the darkness’ in this season.
‘Carols for All’ – Available now – Click here to watch on YouTube
An online version of our popular, contemporary Carol Service for you to sing along to at home.
ZOOM Christingle – 4pm Sunday 20th December
Come and join us live on ZOOM for an online Christingle Service. Book in online by clicking here to receive your ZOOM code and Christingle bag.
Messy Christmas on ZOOM – 3:30pm Thursday 24th December
Messy Christmas from home! Book in online by clicking here to receive the ZOOM code and more details.
St Andrew’s ZOOM Christmas Day Service – 10:30am Christmas Day
Our usual contemporary family Christmas Day Celebration this year done together on ZOOM. Something for all the family. Bring with you on ZOOM one of your favourite Christmas presents to show!
For ZOOM details see the church weekly mailing or email firstname.lastname@example.org
These services are subject to government guidelines at the time, and will be socially distanced services with restricted numbers adn almost certainly no communal singing. Booking is essential for all of our ‘in-person’ services (Booking opens on 10th December via links below). Some services (*), if allowed to take place, will also be live-streamed on our YouTube Channel.
Sunday 20th December 10am* & 6pm – All Saints’ Community Carol Service
A traditional service of lessons, reflections and carols (to listen to!).
You can listen to the livestream of the 10am service here.
Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve Communion Services
7pm Christmas Eve Communion at All Saints
10pm Christmas Eve Communion Service at St Andrew’s
Reflective, Christmas Eve services with Holy Communion on the night before Christmas
Friday 25th December – Christmas Day Services
9am Traditional Christmas Day Communion Service at All Saints*
A traditional Christmas Celebration on Christmas Morning